UK time is: 05:45:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Caution! Carlos Queiroz Approaching!

Carlos Queiroz declared that United will play a cautious game tomorrow. Wow, big surprise.

Ever since the tragic 2-3 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid in 2000, Sir Alex is desperate to prevent teams hitting us on the break in the Champions League. This process has only increased with the arrival of Carlos Queiroz, to the extent that United's European away games are now worth a medieval torture.

It won't change, apparently. Fergie's mania of keeping possession in Europe resulted in tragically inept performances due to the simple fact that we have players who love to go for the kill and who always look for the killer ball. Suppressing this instinct seems to confuse them though I must admit that there are signs of improvement: second half of the Benfica game last season, the first 30 minutes in Rome...

The arrival of Owen Hargreaves is meant to break our away hoodoo but he's out of tomorrow's game. Will that automatically trigger an attack-minded approach? Hell, no.

'We are going to play a cautious game because we respect Sporting,' Queiroz told Uefa.com. 'However, we will play with ambition because we want to collect the three points at the Alvalade.

'This is not the best time to face Sporting. This is not our best moment and this is also the first group stage match. But hopefully we can get the result we want.'

United have scored 4 goals in six league games and conceded only 2. Imagine what will happen if we play a cautious game... it's unlikely to be a goal-fest.

I would have only one advice. It's a grave mistake to try to play a low-pace game at a Portuguese team. That would suit them fine. Maintaining a high tempo throughout the game has always been one of United's main strengths and we should try to exploit that. It usually works at Old Trafford... ask Roma players.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 18 2007

Time: 5:03PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
what do you reckon the team will look like? vds, brown (when IS gary back?) rio, vida, evra, ronaldo, scholes, carrick, nani, tevez/saha (still undecided) rooney
united4life
Report Abuse
18/09/2007 17:24:00

so it'll be another 1-0 then?
merlin
Report Abuse
18/09/2007 17:33:00

u can feckin talk merlin, chelsea are the kings at 1-0 wins. we WILL start playing god football again soon, chelsea just cant, they havent got ythe right quality of players. so ,by all means merlin my good chum when chelsea start playing the electrifying football moureen promised you lot, u can come on here and slag us off.
united4life
Report Abuse
18/09/2007 19:21:00

sorry i need to correct that last statement. chelsea are the kings of boring 0-0 draws and 1-1 draws with lowly norweigan teams!!!!
united4life
Report Abuse
18/09/2007 23:24:00

Yet we can hardly deny that our aptitude for 1-0 wins has certainly increased since last season :-)
Zae
Report Abuse
20/09/2007 01:56:00

Queiroz for the Chelski job!
Naoise
Report Abuse
20/09/2007 15:52:00

I would support his application :-)
Zae
Report Abuse
20/09/2007 16:27:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Ooh Saucy! (Tuesday March 31 2015)

Mata's Spanish Hope! (Tuesday March 31 2015)

Hernandez Growing Frustrated (Monday March 30 2015)

I Should Jolly Well Hope So! (Monday March 30 2015)

Is Now Hummels Time? (Monday March 30 2015)

Ibrahimovic for United? (Sunday March 29 2015)

Nani`s Coming Back (Sunday March 29 2015)

Van Gaal Chasing a 1million Bonus! (Sunday March 29 2015)

Is Juventus the Destination? (Sunday March 29 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 29 20 7 2 36 67
2. Man City 30 18 7 5 34 61
3. Arsenal 30 18 6 6 27 60
4. Man Utd 30 17 8 5 25 59
5. Liverpool 30 16 6 8 12 54
6. Southampton 30 16 5 9 21 53
7. Spurs 30 16 5 9 5 53

Breaking League News

Fresh Rumours Suggest Second Costa IS Coming
Chelsea : 01/04/2015 05:19:01
Fighting To The Finish
Chelsea : 01/04/2015 04:18:01
Ref Watch: Moss to officiate Chelsea v Stoke
Stoke : 31/03/2015 21:00:00
Stoke Interested in Permanent Deal for Moses
Chelsea : 31/03/2015 18:27:01
Ooh Saucy!
Man Utd : 31/03/2015 17:31:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Liverpool?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 2%
Valencia 1%
Jones 0%
Smalling 1%
Blind 1%
Carrick 1%
Herrera 9%
Mata 65%
Fellaini 11%
Rooney 1%
Young 0%
Di Maria 3%
Falcao 1%
Rojo 4%